Curious Brewery, the brewery owned by England’s leading winemaker, Chapel Down, has announced the launch of Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2.
The release of this delicately refined elderflower saison marks the second addition to the brewery’s Curiouser & Curiouser series of limited edition batch beers, each produced with a winemaker’s twist.
Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2 is produced in collaboration with London-based brewery Brew By Numbers. This crisp, dry, fruity, saison is the first of the Curiouser & Curiouser range available in the on-trade across selected Fullers and Barworks, (full listings below) and online exclusively at www.curiousbrewery.com.
Available in limited quantities, this rare beer uses several of the modern classic English grape varietal, Bacchus, which Chapel Down has developed a strong reputation with in its wines and sparkling wines. These notes are complemented perfectly by the dry and fruity qualities of Brew By Numbers’ house saison yeast, which are amplified by the delicate vinous, floral and soft fruity notes of hallertau blanc and huell melon hops.
Chapel Down Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire says
“With Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2 we have strived to create a new, exciting, and forward-thinking beer that is as focused on quality as it is drinkability, crafted with our winemakers care and finesse.
“Whether it’s developing new styles, adapting established ones, or shining a light on more enigmatic techniques, Brew By Numbers crafts each beer with the same level of care, attention and respect that we
pride ourselves with here at Chapel Down. Brew By Numbers align perfectly with our own goals of producing great, high-quality beer and of always staying curious.”
Curious Brewery Managing Director Gareth Bath says,
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this second chapter to the Curiouser & Curiouser range. At the heart of what we do is an unquenchable thirst to learn and discover, so we try to be fearless in breaking convention and challenging the status quo in our search for great taste. Curiouser & Curiouser epitomises this, and the inspiration we take from craft is coupled with the care that winemakers bring to wine.
“For anyone who thinks of themselves as only a wine-drinker, I’d encourage them to give this a try and to explore the overlap between our premium beers and the wines they love.”
“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to be able to launch Chapter 2 exclusively in the on-trade across some stunning Fullers and Barworks venues. There is a distinct and inescapable refinement and finesse to this beer. So what better locations to launch the beer in, than the likes of Fullers The Merchant Canary Wharf and Barworks Singer Tavern who have these qualities front and centre of their offering”
In homage to its winemaking influence, Chapter 2 (7.3%) is bottled in a 75cl wine bottle, with a cream label and seal with a silver cap in Brew by Numbers signature style.
Curiouser & Curiouser Chapter 2 is available to purchase online from the http://www.curiousbrewery.com website and at selected Fullers and Barworks venues.
Full outlet listings:
Well & Bucket
Fountain & Ink
Grand Central Brighton
The Half Moon
Merchant Canary Warf
Old Pack horse